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Cayetano out by October 14: Duterte anoints Lord Velasco as Speaker

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The tug of war over the speakership has come to an end, with Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco set to take over as House Speaker from Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano in October.

A decision on the speakership was reached during a meeting between Cayetano, Velasco and President Rodrigo Duterte Tuesday (September 29).

A source told Politiko that Velasco will take over as Speaker on October 14, the last session day of the House before going on break.

“Tapos na po ang [laban] (the fight is over). #1521,” Ron Munsayac, executive director of Velasco’s party, PDP-Laban, tweeted.